Designer Angela Simmons and Harlem Globetrotters Smooth Staples (red jersey), Thunder Law (behind Simmons) and Cheese Chisholm (white jersey) walk the runway during the finale of the Angela Simmons Harlem Globetrotters-inspired collection, at the annual KIA STYLE360 showcase during New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, New York, N.Y. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/Invision for Harlem Globetrotters/AP Images)
(PHOENIX, Sept. 15, 2015) – Basketball’s greatest innovators, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, walked the runway today for the first time ever to unveil a 90th anniversary fashion line and commemorative uniforms created by television star and fashion designer Angela Simmons at the annual KIA STYLE360 showcase during New York Fashion Week.
Globetrotters stars Cheese Chisholm, Thunder Law and Smooth Staples modeled the commemorative uniforms created by Simmons, which infuse elements of the team’s rich 90-year history with basketball-inspired swagger.
“As a major influencer in the fashion world, Angela Simmons feels the pulse of the younger generation, as well as our fashionable female demographic,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “Our 90th anniversary season is an opportunity to honor our rich history and celebrate the future with our new generation of fans. As a devoted Globetrotters fan herself, Angela has done an amazing job pulling inspiration from our past to influence a new look that will shine at Fashion Week.”
Fans can visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com/jerseyvote to vote on which uniform style they wish the Globetrotters to don at a future game during the team’s upcoming 90th anniversary world tour.
The North American leg of the 2016 world tour tips off on Dec. 26, 2015, and will run through April 2016. The team will play over 330 games in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. More tour information can be found HERE.
The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 90th anniversary, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters – sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports – and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.